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Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Louisiana's 5th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Election Runoff Date
December 6, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Vance McAllisterRepublican Party
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Louisiana U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 5th congressional district of Louisiana will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Louisiana has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Rodney Alexander (R), who was first elected in 2002.

Alexander issued a statement on August 6, 2013, that he decided not to run for re-election in 2014. He cited gridlock in Congress as part of the reason for his decision. “Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill,” Alexander said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I do not foresee this environment to change anytime soon. I have decided not to seek re-election, so that another may put forth ideas on how to break through the gridlock and bring about positive change for our country."[1][2][3]

Louisiana's 5th Congressional District includes the northeastern portion of the state. Morehouse, W Carroll, E Carroll, Madison, Tensas, Franklin, Richland, Ouachita, Lincoln, Jackson, Winn, La Salle, Catahoula, Concordia, Caldwell, Grant, Rapides, Avoyelles, St. Landry, W Feldana, E Feldana, St. Helenda, Washington and Tangipahoa parishes are included in the district.[4]


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Potential candidates

District history


On November 6, 2012, Rodney Alexander (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Clay Steven Grant and Ron Ceasar in the general election.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander Incumbent 77.8% 202,536
     Libertarian Ron Ceasar 14.4% 37,486
     None Clay Steven Grant 7.8% 20,194
Total Votes 260,216
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Alexander won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Tom Gibbs, Jr. (I) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House of Representatives, Louisiana's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Alexander Incumbent 78.6% 122,033
     Independent Tom Gibbs, Jr. 21.4% 33,279
Total Votes 155,312

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